Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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December 18 2018 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Johnston County Hams, North Carolina and Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Ham

On October 4, 2018, federal health and regulatory officials announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to ready-to-eat deli ham produced by Johnston County Hams, Inc. a total of 4 cases were identified in North Carolina and Vi…Read More »

April 12 2012 Sapovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Willmar, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ham, meatballs

On April 12, 2012 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Foodborne illness hotline received a complaint of gastrointestinal illness among a group of 13 individuals from 5 households who ate at a restaurant located in Willmar, Minnesota on April 8. …Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Las Vegas Catered Lunch, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Ham

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating food prepared by an unlicensed caterer and served at a business luncheon. The isolation of Clostridium perfringens from ham suggested that ham was the vehicle of infection. The cater…Read More »

May 07 2007 Norovirus at a Pennsylvania Prison Linked to Chicken Sandwich, Chicken, Ham, Mixed Vegetables, Carrots, Celery

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken Sandwich, chicken; ham, other Vegetables, mixed vegetables, carrots, celery

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a prison in Pennsylvania. Multiple vehicles of infection were named: chicken sandwich; chicken; ham; mixed vegetables; carrots; celery.…Read More »

December 97 1997 Outbreak of Staphlococcus aureus Linked to Ham, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Ham

An outbreak attributed to Staphylococcus aureus toxin occurred among staff members of a Marion County, Indiana, high school following a carry-in holiday meal. Twenty four people sought medical attention due to the severity of their symptoms. A case c…Read More »

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